The New Orleans Saints opened as road favorites for their game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night to highlight the NFL’s betting lines for Week 4 of the season.
New Orleans, which finally broke into the win column last week with a 20-9 victory over a reeling Minnesota Vikings team, opened as a 2.5-point favorite against Tony Romo and the Cowboys for their matchup at AT&T Stadium in primetime. The Saints are 1-2 both SU and ATS on the season, while the Cowboys are 2-1 both SU and ATS.
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The Vikings are the other home underdog on the opening odds for Sunday’s slate, as they were listed as 2.5-point dogs against the Atlanta Falcons when the betting lines were first set for Week 4. Minnesota has lost two straight games since Adrian Peterson was made inactive and sits at 1-2 both SU and ATS. The Falcons are 2-1 both SU and ATS on the season.
The biggest favorite on the opening lines for Week 4 are the San Diego Chargers, who are giving up 13.5 points to the visiting (and winless) Jacksonville Jaguars. Other bigger spreads on the opening NFL betting board for Week 4 included Tennessee at Indianapolis -6.5, and Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh -8.
Matchup Reports: Saints vs. Cowboys | Falcons vs. Vikings | Giants vs. Redskins
As for this week’s other primetime matchups, Washington opened as a 6-point favorite at home against the New York Giants for Thursday night, while Kansas City opened as a 3-point underdog at home against the New England Patriots for Monday night. Tom Brady and company are 2-1 SU but 1-2 ATS through their first three games.
Finally, the week’s neutral site matchup has the Miami Dolphins facing the Oakland Raiders at Wembley Stadium over in London, with the opening odds for that contest sitting at Miami -3.5. The Raiders are 0-3 SU to start the season, but they managed to pay out in two of those three matchups.
Week 4 NFL Opening Betting Lines:
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
NY Giants at Washington (-6), 8:25pm ET
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
Green Bay at Chicago (-1.5), 1:00pm ET
Buffalo at Houston (-3), 1:00pm ET
Tennessee at Indianapolis (-6.5), 1:00pm ET
Carolina at Baltimore (-2.5), 1:00pm ET
Detroit at NY Jets (pick’em), 1:00pm ET
Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh (-8), 1:00pm ET
Miami vs. Oakland (+3.5), 1:00pm ET (Wembley Stadium)
Jacksonville at San Diego (-13.5), 4:05pm ET
Atlanta at Minnesota (+2.5), 4:25pm ET
Philadelphia at San Francisco (-4.5), 4:25pm ET
New Orleans at Dallas (+2.5), 8:30pm ET
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
New England at Kansas City (+3), 8:30pm ET